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Journal Article
Review

Implementation of safety checklists in surgery: a realist synthesis of evidence.

Gillespie BM, Marshall A. Implementation science : IS. 2015;10:137.

Context is an important component of successful checklist implementation initiatives. This review explores the evidence to determine how contextual and implementation factors influence compliance and sustainability of checklist use. The authors found that sustained use of checklists was discipline-specific and was more successful when clinicians were engaged in designing and implementing the checklists.